Noora Nylanden 14.01.2021 4 min

Open position: Manufacturing Development Lead (EXPIRED)

Are you looking for meaningful job? We are a company on a mission to save the world from plastic waste. This is a great opportunity for a talented engineering lead to drive new material concepts into validated and commercialized truly sustainable solutions designed like nature.

Job description

Your key responsibility is to lead the compounding processes, equipment, and tooling design optimization, development, improvement, and validation in order to meet large scale manufacturability requirements for new and existing recipes.

You are going be in charge of the transition of new material recipes into production and will be driving process optimization throughout the manufacturing process as well as partner with our R&D team in feasibility projects by providing operational and technological support.

In this role you will also work with our vendors to improve manufacturing efficiency by applying Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma methods as well as implement continuous product improvements aimed at improving reliability, manufacturability, yield, cost, as dictated by customer or business needs and requests.

You will be working with all internal functions and external partners to identify trends and process gaps and suggest and assist in the implementation of corrective actions and process improvements so to improve the overall cost, quality, safety, and delivery of products.


What we believe makes a strong candidate

To succeed in this position, you need to have a Materials Science, Chemistry or Engineering background, as well as 3+ years of plastics compounding experience in a lean manufacturing environment, driving the technological transfer of new products and supporting the maximization of overall efficiencies for the compounding operation.

You have experience in developing new and improved engineering processes and have working knowledge of core engineering practices and tools like Design for Excellence, SixSigma, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, etc. Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certification is a great plus.

You have proven ability to effectively operate within a team composed of contract manufacturers and third-party vendors. You are familiar with GMP and ISO9001 and some understanding of food contact or experience in food, beverage, and/or cosmetic industry is beneficial.

Working and practical knowledge or ERP and BOM creation and manipulation as well as standard costing and cost accounting fundamentals are preferred.

You are a proven problem solver with demonstrated advanced project management expertise, multitasking skill and ability to prioritize tasks to align with the organizational goals. You have excellent written and spoken English and are looking for some travel (domestically and internationally).


Why join Sulapac

At Sulapac you will be part of a great team determined to change the world. You have a network of engineering and supply chain professionals to support your success. Results driven culture and pioneer spirit make sure you’re never bored, and you get to focus on things that really matter. Our values are sustainability, creativity and integrity, which are demonstrated for example in our product claims, which are based on scientific evidence and transparent validation process. You are encouraged to think big and you have the freedom to develop things and bring your ideas to life. You always know your work has a bigger purpose: to accelerate the plastic-waste free future.


Company introduction

Sulapac innovates sustainable materials to replace conventional plastic – materials that mimic the beauty, functionality and circularity of nature. Sulapac was founded in 2016 by two biochemists Dr. Suvi Haimi and Dr. Laura Tirkkonen-Rajasalo, with the mission to save the world from plastic waste. Combining our patented material innovation with exceptional technical support and marketing knowhow, we aim to become the new standard for sustainable materials replacing plastics. Sulapac has won several international awards and been selected twice among Europe’s 100 hottest start-ups by Wired UK magazine. Our materials have been adopted by customers in various industries around the world. Our partners and investors include global players such as Chanel, Stora Enso and Sky Ocean Ventures. Sulapac is based in Helsinki, Finland and employs around 30 people.

To find out more about our company and innovation, visit


How to apply and contacts

Send your application and CV in English by latest on the 31st of January 2021 to

If you’d like to discuss the position, Chief Operating Officer Loredana Moimas will be available for a chat via WhatsApp on +1 315 527 8162 or via email:

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